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Tipperary

County Tipperary - in Irish; Contae Thiobraid Arann, is located in Munster and hosts some of Ireland’s best loved
heritage sites and historic towns.

Tipperary is home to some of Ireland’s best loved heritage sites, historic towns and finest food producers. Enjoy
scenic walking routes, cruising on Lough Derg. Escape to its mountains, explore its history from the iconic
Rock of Cashel to the walled town of Fethard, discover the Golden Vale and experience the warmth and
hospitality of this, the premier county.

Places to visit in Tipperary:

The Main Guard

One of Clonmel's most distinctive landmarks, the restored Main Guard was built in 1675 by James Butler,
Duke of Ormond.

Cashel Folk Village

Cashel Folk Village in Cashel County Tipperary has been hailed as an historical master class. It showcases
exhibits that remember the Great Famine and the War of Independence as well as a Penal Chapel and also
other historical artefacts.

Augustinian Abbey Lorrha

The village of Lorrha in County Tipperary is home to the ruins of an Augustinian abbey, that was established
in the 12th century by the Order of Canons Regular. Over the course of the following century the abbey was
twice burnt and then rebuilt.

South Tipperary Museum

Situated in the heart of Clonmel's civic centre, South Tipperary County Museum tells the story of the county's
fascinating history, from prehistoric to modern times.

Swiss Cottage

Swiss Cottage is an exquisite South Tipperary landmark, that is located about 2km south of the Heritage Town of
Cahir, and is close to the River Suir.

Monaincha Church

Monaincha Church is located about 2.5km from the historic town of Roscrea, County Tipperary. It is situated on
land that was once an island in a bog. The 12th-century church features a finely decorated doorway and an arch
that is made from sandstone.

Famine War House

During the Great Famine, 1845-1850, the Warhouse at Ballingarry, County Tipperary, was the scene of the principal
action of the 1848 Rebellion led by the Young Irelanders.

Athassel Abbey

Near the village of Golden in County Tipperary, visitors will find Athassel Abbey.  This is an Augustinian monastery
established in the 12th century and dedicated to St Edmund. It is the largest medieval priory to be found in Ireland.

Rock of Cashel

The Rock of Cashel, found in County Tipperary, is an iconic ecclesiastical site and is one of Ireland’s top
attractions. The group of medieval buildings are located near the centre of Cashel Town.


Cahir is a charming and beautiful picturesque town, situated on the banks of the River Suir in the south of County
Tipperary. The surrounding lands are abundantly rich and fertile and the town nestles beneath the protection of
the Galtee Mountains. The name in Irish, Chathair, means ‘Stone Fort’.

Places to visit: Swiss Cottage, Cahir Park, Cahir Castle, Mitchelstown Cave and Knockgraffon Motte.


Cashel was once the seat of the Kings of Munster and capital of this southern province. The Rock, which rears
above the plain, dominated the land routes southwards. Kings of Ireland as well as Munster came to this spot.  
St. Patrick is known to have preached on the rock.  

Places to visit in Cashel include:  Cashel Folk Village, Bru Boru Heritage Centre and The Rock of Cashel.


Clonmel is in South Tipperary, bordering Waterford on the River Suir. Clonmel is an excellent base for visiting a
wide and varied range of attractions. The town is nestled in the Comeragh Mountains with the Knockmealdown
Mountains to the South and legendary
Slievenamon to the East.

Places of interest in Clonmel; The Main Guard, South Tipperary County Museum and
Old St. Mary’s Church Clonmel.
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